The south Indian film goers   were highly delighted to experience
the acting talents of Baby Shalini in 1983 in the film 'Ente Mamattikuttiammakku' and her younger sisterBaby Shamily years later in the film 'Malootty'.
They were very cute babies  and excelled fantastically well to the astonishment of the spectators.To
understand the situation of the sequence in childhood  and to perform it in front of the whole
film unit members was a special blessing of God itself.For example Shalini gets the main credit
of the film 'Ente Mamattikutty Ammakku' which was directed by Fazil in 1983 when Shalini
would be only three years of age.The perception of the character was superb  and she got
Kerala State Award  for Best Child artist.
Thereafter she was frequently appearing in several Malayalam,Tamil and Telugu films in
important roles as a child artist.She got  Andhapradesh State award for child artist
for the film Brahmaputrudu.
Shalini was born on 20 Nov at Chennai to parents Sharaf Babu and Alice Sharaf Babu.Even

 though she was busy with her films then also she continued with her studies.She was a student at Adarsh Vidyalaya,Chennai during her 9th and 10th standards.She studied in another school at Chennai for 11th and 12th class.She finished 2nd year B.B.A course of Anna Malai
University also.
Shalini was engaged as a child artist during the period 1983 to 1990 and afterwards she took
a break for her studies and again appeared as  heroine in the film 'Aniyathi Pravu' which was

directed by Fazil and Produced by Appachan of Navodaya  Studio in 1997.She continued acting in lead roles till her marriage in 2001. Shalini had  debuted as a child artist in the film Mamattikutty Ammakku which was also  under the same team of Appachan and Fazil.
Aniyathi Pravu was a blockbuster film which was a box office hit in which the Kunchakko
Boban-Shalini pair was very much liked by the audience and  the same pair was utilized 
for other Malayalam films 'Prem poojari' and  'Niram' which all earned critical acclaim and
were all big hits also.
In the musical romantic film Aniyathi Pravu Thilakan,Innocent,Jnardhanan,KPAC Lalitha,
Sreevidya etc acted.Sudheesh impressed  the audience by his role as 'Radha Madhavan'.

In the Mammootty film 'Kaliyoonjal' directed by 'Anil Babu' Shalini acted as the sister of Mammootty and as an epilepsy patient.She  suicides  in the picture after becoming the
mother of a child leaving the child in her brother's hands because of the tragic death of
her husband.
'Niram' was a colorful college campus musical film directed by Kamal.Jomol,Boban Alummoodan,KPAC Lalitha,Lalu Alex,Prem Prakash etc acted in that film along with
Shalini and Kunchacko Boban.The film earned good response from the audience and
 director Kamal himself remade it in Tamil in the name 'Piriyadhe Varam Vendum'.

In the Tamil version also Shalini was in the main female role .Krishna,Manivannan,Manorama,Ambika etc acted in the film.
Tamil film 'Amarkalam' was an action film of Shalini and Ajith and was  directed by Saran.

'Alaipayudhe' was Mani Ratnam film which was a romantic drama film which  received
much accolades from critics and spectators.It was shown at Berlin International festival in 2001
and later shown in several National and Int'l film festivals.It was  remade in Hindi as 'Saathiya' starring Rani Mukherjee and  Vivek Oberoi.
'Amudhe' was directed by 'Jeeva' in which Jagapati Raju,Akkineni Nagarjuna,Shalini,Sreevidya,Manivannan,Abbas etc acted.It was the remake of Hindi film 'Deewangee'.
Shalini and Shamili's brother Richard is also an established actor of Tamil films.
Shalini married actor Ajith in 2001  and now they are  leading a happy life and  as a house wife and the mother of
a cute baby girl Shalini is quite busy.
Shamili also gained the love and admiration of millions as a child artist. In the film 'Malootty'whichwas directed by Bharathan, Shamily 
at the age of two  presented extraordinary talent in  acting  with Jayaram and Urvashy.The child
 falling in to a deep pit in a hotel yard and the task of  rescuing her was the theme.The small
child patiently co-operating with the film unit was  incredible.
She presented unusual talent in presenting the role  of a mentally challenged child 'Anjali'
in the film 'Anjali' which was directed byMani Ratnam and bagged National award for Best
Child artist.
She also appeared in several films as a  child artist and took long break for her studies later  but
appeared as younger sister of Mammootty and Mohan Lal in 'Hari Krishnans' in 1998 as
a teen age girl.
She is now  acting in a Telugu  film 'Oy' in the directional debut of 'Anand Ranga' and the movie will be
 releasing on July 3. This is the debut film of Shamily as a heroine and she is the latest upcoming heroine in the south and critics  are sure that she will  win
the hearts of all film lovers.
Selected Filmography
Ente Mamattikuttyammakku
Muthodu Muthu
Oru Nokku Kanan
Muhurthanm Pathinonnu muppathinu
Kadha Ithu Vare
Aniyathi Pravu
Kathalukku Mariyadhai
Kaikudanna Nilavu
Nakshatra Tharattu
Sundara Killady
Prem Poojari
Kannukkul Nilavu
Piriyatha Varam Vendum
Raja Chinna Roja
Shankar Guru
Jagadeka Veerudu
Athiloka Sundari

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